Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Postcards of GDR- 750th Anniversary of Berlin  – Marx-Engels Forum & Jungfern Bridge

Berlin was founded in 1237 and became capital of Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1417, later of Brandenburg-Prussia and Kingdom of Prussia. After the Second War, the city was divided into two East Berlin became Capital of Soviet-backed East Germany and West Berlin controlled by Allies backed West Germany. This continued till unification of Germany in 1990 when the Berlin Wall was pulled down in 1989 and in June 1991 resolution was passed in Bundestag -German Parliament to move the Unified German Capital to Berlin. In 1999 offices moved to Berlin from Bonn.

GDR issued a set of postage stamps on 750 years of Berlin on 17 Feb 1987  and also a Postcard. The 10 Pf stamp and stamp design features Marx-Engels Forum

Mark-Engels forum is a Public Park in Central Mitte district of Berlin. It was built by GDR in 1986and named after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of Communist Manifesto. Their statues are located here.

Jungfern Bridge – It is the oldest Bridge in Berlin located in Mitte. It is an Iron Bascule Bridge.

GDR PC BERLIN BRIDGE
GDR POSTCARDS 1987- MARX-ENGELS FORUM & JUNGFERN BRIDGE.

Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics –Closing Ceremony – China 2008

Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics –Closing Ceremony – China 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008.  A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.

China Post issued a set of four stamps on 24 Aug 2008 (24/8/8)for the Closing Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The theme of stamps was the handover of the Olympic Flame from Beijing to London.

A FDC with stamps is listed.

1.20 Yuan – National Stadium China           1.20 Yuan – Watchtower of the Forbidden City.

CHINA 2008 BEIJING 1TO LONDON
CHINA 2008 – CLOSING CEREMONY 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS.

1.20 Yuan – London Eye          1.20 Yuan – Tower of  London

CHINA 2008 BEIJING TO LONDON 1
CHINA 2008 – CLOSING CEREMONY 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS.

 Stamps on 2012 Olympics – Sri Lanka 2012

Stamps on 2012 Olympics – Sri Lanka 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics or XXX Olympics were held in London from 27 July to 12 Aug 2012. Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet 23 Jul 2012 to commemorate the Olympics. A total of 10,768 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 26 Sports, 39 Disciplines and 302 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals.

A FDC is listed with Four Stamps. The FDC is cancelled at Westminster House Colombo -the official Residence of British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka.

5.00 R – Athletics   15.00 R- Swimming        25.00 R – Shooting  75.00 R -Badminton.

SRI LANKA 2012 OLY
SRI LANKA 2012 – XXX SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012.

Stamps on Old Rhine Bridge – Switzerland 2008

Stamps on Old Rhine Bridge – Switzerland  2008

Switzerland issued a stamp on Old Rhine Bridge between Germany and Switzerland on 04 Sep 2008. This is a combined road and railway bridge which was opened in 1938.

SWITZERLAND BRIDGE
SWITZERLAND 2008-OLD RHINE BRIDGE

Stamps on EXPO 2008 Zaragoza– Spain 2007

Stamps on EXPO 2008 Zaragoza– Spain 2007.

Spain issued a stamp on EXPO 2008 on 05 Jul 2007.EXPO 2008 was an InternationalExposition held in Zaragoza Spain from 14 Jun to 14 Sep 2008. 104 countries participated and approx 5,650,000 people visited the Exhibition. It was placed in a meander of the river Ebro. The theme was “Water and Sustainable Development”. The highlight was the Water Tower, River aquarium and building in the shape of a water drop.

The 0.58 euro stamp features a logo and ‘Fluvi’ Mascot. Fluvi is a little male drop of water. Qatar issued a miniature sheet on EXPO 2008.

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SPAIN 2007- EXPO 2008- FLUVI

 

Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016

Special Stamps on Gotthard Base Tunnel– Switzerland 2016

Switzerland issued a special pair of se-tenant stamps with a vignette to commemorate the opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel on 01 Jun 2016. The tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the World with a length of 57 kilometres. It connects North (Erstfeld) of Switzerland to Bodio in the South.

Special Stamps– 28 million tonnes of material was removed from the mountains out of which 15 kilos of Gotthard rock went to Swiss Post. The Gotthard rock was ground into dust and then applied in this form to the 104 mm X 37 mm “Gottardo” special stamp using a particular kind of printing with special varnish.

The two stamps of 100 c each featuring the bridge show the relief of the Saint Gotthard Massif along with Alpine panorama and north and south portals. At each end of the tunnel stands an SBB locomotive, one in the colder north, depicted in blue, and the other in warmer south, depicted in yellow. The locomotive in North (Erstfeld) is an SBB Electric Locomotive Re 484 Cargo and locomotive in South (Bodio) is an SBB Re 460 Loco 2000.

SWITZERLAND MS TUNNEL
SWITZERLAND 2016- GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL-SPECIAL STAMPS WITH ROCK DUST